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This Physics 2000 page, from the University of Colorado, offers an introductory explanation of polarization and the nature of polarized light. This page, part of a more complete tutorial of polarization, provides a simulation of the three polarizer problem. The user can use and rotate one, two and three polarizers and see the effect of the manipulation on a camera image.
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Blocking Light, (Physics 2000, Boulder, 2008), <>.
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Blocking Light. (2008, February 1). Retrieved November 13, 2019, from Physics 2000:
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Physics 2000. Blocking Light. Boulder: Physics 2000, February 1, 2008. (accessed 13 November 2019).
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Blocking Light. Boulder: Physics 2000, 2008. 1 Feb. 2008. 13 Nov. 2019 <>.
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